Chicago Theological Seminary

Established in 1855, the Chicago Theological Seminary was situated on the University of Chicago campus, housed in a complex featuring a Gothic Revival-style administration and classroom building erected in 1928. Affiliated with the United Church of Christ, this independent educational institution made a significant move in 2008 when it sold the said building to the University of Chicago.


In undertaking the meticulous restoration of the iconic 188-foot high Victor Lawson Bell Tower, along with extensive repairs to the exterior masonry and roofing, the University engaged Nurture. Additionally, Nurture conducted a comprehensive reserve study and performed a life safety inspection of the building.

The scope extended to deferred maintenance audits for the entire seminary complex, encompassing not only the administration and classroom building but also the president’s residence and various student residence buildings, ensuring the safety and preservation of all structures involved.